Over Traveled: Four Ways To Slow Down Your Travels To Avoid Burn Out

It can happen to the most seasoned of travelers. They begin to tire of living out of a suitcase or only being in a make shift “home” for a few nights. Travel burn out is bound to occur at some point or another in the traveler’s existence. While you might just need some time at home to refresh and recharge, many travelers must look inward and examine how they have been traveling. I have been guilty of traveling too quickly, missing things in cities and towns I found out later that I missed, and burning the travel candle at both ends. And as we all could use a reminder to slow down our travels, here are a few ways I slow down my travels when burnout creeps in to the picture.

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Dealing with Homesickness While Traveling: Four Tips for Making Yourself at Home on the Road

The travel deprived often never see the open road as somewhere that might cause aches for home. However, seasoned travelers know that the grass is always greener on the other side. In lands where you don’t speak the language or merely those weekly business trips to points on a map that are certainly not home, homesickness can creep into the traveler’s itinerary. It is only natural, but it shouldn’t put a rain cloud over your trip. If you are battling the homesickness blues on your travels, try implementing a few of these tips and tricks to make the road feel a little bit like home.

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Too Much Travel: Four Questions to Ask Yourself to Avoid an Overbooked Itinerary

Is there such a thing as too much travel? I often thought the answer to this question was always met with a resounding “no”. If you enjoy experiencing new places, people and cultures, you might think that you will never tire of travel. We all want to maximize our vacation days, but sometimes that can translate into a miserable trip. Too much travel can be a bad thing when your itinerary looks more like a race against the clock. If you are planning your summer vacation or just a weekend away, here are a few questions to ask yourself to avoid travel overload.

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Five Books for Traveling Foodies

Books make great holiday gift ideas for the traveling foodie who has everything. Here are my suggestions for recently published “foodie lit” and nonfiction cultural books. All are available on Amazon.com

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Qatar World Cup to Boost Entire Gulf Region

A new report from the National Bank of Kuwait says that the entire gulf region should experience an economic boost following Qatar’s 2022 World Cup preparations.

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